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Pentagon Dreams of Star Trek

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Posted: Jun 16, 2011 8:04 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Jun 16, 2011 8:04 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Star Trek, Pentagon, DARPA, Internet

The research agency at the Pentagon that helped foster the Internet now wants a dream come true for traveling to a distant star. The owner of the best idea gets half a million dollars. The plan is for interstellar travel in about a century. This month 150 people answered the government's initial call for private sector ideas. The 100 year Starship Study concept comes from the Defense Advanced Projects Agency which is spending a million dollars on the concept. The agency announces the winner this fall.

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